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Remove Unsharp Mask Halos

Remove USM Halos with the Fade Command


After using the unsharp mask filter, if you find your image has unsightly halos, choose Edit > Fade Unsharp Mask. Set the mode to Luminosity and lower the Opacity until the halo is gone (50% works for me). This will remove the halos while preserving the sharpness.

Related Resources:
Photoshop Filter Techniques
Photoshop Sharpening Tools

Compatibility: Photoshop 6 and higher

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